Liam James

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Liam James
Born(1996-08-07) August 7, 1996 (age 18)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active2006–present
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Liam James
Born(1996-08-07) August 7, 1996 (age 18)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active2006–present

Liam James (born August 7, 1996) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Noah Curtis in the 2009 film 2012, young Shawn Spencer on the USA Network television series Psych, and the lead character, Duncan, in 2013's The Way, Way Back.[1][2][3] He also starred as Jack Linden in AMC's The Killing, playing the son of the main character, Sarah Linden.

James is from Vancouver. He has heterochromia with one green and one blue eye.[2] His father, Derek, is a former Olympic wrestler.[2]


Film and Television
2006–2010PsychYoung Shawn Spencer60 episodes
2007Good Luck ChuckBoy in Penguin Habitat
2007Things We Lost in the FireCousin Dave
2007Fred ClausFred Claus (age 12)
2007Aliens vs. Predator: RequiemSam Benson
2008Fear ItselfYoung HarryEpisode: "Spooked"
2009HorsemenSean Breslin
20092012Noah Curtis
2010FringeTeddy FallsEpisode: "Johari Window"
2011–2014Killing, TheThe KillingJack LindenSeason 1-Recurring
Season 2-Main
Season 3-Recurring
Season 4-Main
2011–2013R.L. Stine's The Haunting HourScott and JaredEpisodes: "Pumpkinhead", and "Uncle Howee".
2011Christmas Comes Home to CanaanBobber Burtion
2013The Way, Way BackDuncan


2013Phoenix Film Critics Society AwardBreakthrough Performance on CameraThe Way Way BackNominated[4]
Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – MaleThe Way Way BackNominated
2013Washington D.C. Area Film Critics AssociationBest Youth PerformanceThe Way Way BackNominated[5]
2013Young Hollywood AwardBreakthrough Performance - MaleThe Way Way BackWon[6]
2014Critics' Choice Movie AwardBest Young Actor/ActressThe Way Way BackNominated[7]
2014MTV Movie AwardBest Breakthrough PerformanceThe Way Way BackNominated[8]
2014Young Artist AwardBest Leading Young Actor in a Feature FilmThe Way Way BackNominated[9]


  1. ^ Neumaier, Joe (January 24, 2013). "Five new stars set to shine", Daily News, p. 45.
  2. ^ a b c Ferguson, Dana (July 5, 2013). "Finding a way to normal: Liam James takes his star status in stride, focusing instead on the fun he had making 'The Way, Way Back'", Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Martin, Michael (June–July 2013). "Liam James", Interview 43 (5): 26.
  4. ^ "Phoenix Film Critics Society 2013 Award Nominations". Phoenix Film Critics Society. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association winners". Hitfix. December 8, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ Eleanore Hutch (July 17, 2013). "Young Hollywood Award Honorees: Lucy Hale, AnnaSophia Robb & More". Young Hollywood Awards. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "19TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS". Retrieved December 31, 2013. 
  8. ^ "MTV announces 2014 Movie Award nominees". USA Today. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

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